It’s been a while since I tried to do the Blogging A to Z Challenge. I went all gung ho back in 2011, and was actually keeping up pretty well, until my father became ill. He passed away that June. I did eventually finish that year, but not until well into the summer. Since then, I’ve only half-assed thought about completing a challenge.
Life has changed quite a bit in those past eight years. I haven’t been writing as much as I used to. Part of that is the death of the online writing sites that used to bring in a nice supplemental income. And part of that is just having a hard time finding my muse.
I purposely started this blog at the end of 2018 to force myself into doing more writing. I have these constant thoughts in my head that need to get out. And still I struggle to get them out of my head and onto the virtual paper. Ah, if only that Pensieve from Harry Potter were a real thing!
So my goal this year is to use this challenge to force myself to get some thoughts and ideas out of my head. My mother passed away in August 2018, so I am using her for my inspiration this year. I’m also going to revisit old posts about my father from an old, retired blog, as well as adding some new thoughts, over at one of my other blogs, Candrel’s Crafts, Cooks, and Characters.
Join me on this journey celebrating my mother and her legacy. Help me to be accountable to getting more writing done and finally doing what I am meant to be doing. Let me help others who have similar stories to find peace, camaraderie, and possibly their own voice. And thank you in advance for your support.
You can also read my posts about my mother from a previous challenge, on my old blog How to Laugh at Alzheimer’s.
Here are this year’s links: